You can't really tell exactly what date the Baseball New Years Eve will be.
It's always the night that some team wins the World Series, so it's definitely late October but that's all you know.
On Wednesday, the Boston Red Sox won and the Baseball New Year celebration began immediately.
(There was even a giant ball drop this year, but it happened in game one, between Cardinal pitcher Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina.)
Thursday was Baseball New Year's Day.
Probably there was some college ball on, but I had to work.
Today however, the celebrating is done unless you're a Red Sox fan - those guys can celebrate for a whole year.
But you know what?
I'm not a Boston fan, and neither are you.
Here's all I have to say about the 2013 World Series.
I looked at the Cardinals with all that talent and thought... well being Cub Fans of course we're all wondering about managers, right?
I looked at the Cardinals and I thought good GOD, the mailman could manage that team.
Imagine being Dale Sveum.
Mike Matheney is announced as manager of the Cardinals on November 14, 2011.
3 days later, Sveum is named the manager of the Cubs.
2 years later, Svuem is fired and Matheney's in the World freaking Series.
Sounds like a 2 year Cubby Occurance and while there's nothing fair about them, that's just life.
I figure that on this fine Friday morning, somewhere in Boston Theo Epstein is having breakfast with Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo.
And a manager should be named soon, because... well do you think guys are going to stand for the grilling that the last group of managerial candidates went through?
Feels like posturing or something.
Ah well whatever.
Here's what I'm thinking tho - no matter who that guy turns out to be, overall our fav team is on the upswing.
We're all starting to become familiar with names that aren't on the roster yet - Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Mike Olt, Javier Baez, CJ Edwards, Arismendy Alcantara, Albert Almora, Dan Vogelbach (I didn't even have to look those guys up except how to spell "Arismendy"!).
While it's improbable that any are going to be on the Big League team at next year's start, stuff might happen early to mid-season, and at least the New Cubs are coming into focus rather than just being some kind of abstract thought.
Anyway, Happy Baseball New Year.